East Porterville, California

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East Porterville
census-designated place
Nickname(s): East Side
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°3′22″N 118°59′2″W / 36.05611°N 118.98389°W / 36.05611; -118.98389Coordinates: 36°3′22″N 118°59′2″W / 36.05611°N 118.98389°W / 36.05611; -118.98389
Country  United States
State  California
County Tulare
Government
 • State legislators Sen. Andy Vidak (R)
Assm. Devon Mathis (R)
 • U. S. rep. Kevin McCarthy (R)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.999 sq mi (7.767 km2)
 • Land 2.981 sq mi (7.720 km2)
 • Water 0.018 sq mi (0.047 km2)  0.60%
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,331
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (940/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93257, 93258
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-21012
GNIS feature ID 1867018

East Porterville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tulare County, California, United States. The community lies by the Sierra Foothills in the Porterville Urban Area The population was 7,331 at the 2010 census, up from 6,730 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

East Porterville is located at 36°3′22″N 118°59′2″W / 36.05611°N 118.98389°W / 36.05611; -118.98389 (36.056101, -118.983836).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) of it (0.60%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that East Porterville had a population of 7,331. The population density was 2,256.6 people per square mile (871.3/km²). The racial makeup of East Porterville was 3,660 (54.1%) White, 65 (1.0%) African American, 153 (2.3%) Native American, 102 (1.5%) Asian, 58 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 2,431 (35.9%) from other races, and 298 (4.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,930 persons (72.9%).

The Census reported that 6,760 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 7 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,637 households, out of which 993 (60.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 884 (54.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 325 (19.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 179 (10.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 173 (10.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 173 households (10.6%) were made up of individuals and 61 (3.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.13. There were 1,388 families (84.8% of all households); the average family size was 4.36.

The population was spread out with 2,476 people (36.6%) under the age of 18, 858 people (12.7%) aged 18 to 24, 1,683 people (24.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,326 people (19.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 424 people (6.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.4 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

There were 1,750 housing units at an average density of 583.6 per square mile (225.3/km²), of which 775 (47.3%) were owner-occupied, and 862 (52.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.7%. 3,072 people (45.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,688 people (54.5%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,730 people, 1,709 households, and 1,413 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,198.6 people per square mile (849.2/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 605.3 per square mile (233.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.79% White, 0.68% African American, 2.79% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 43.12% from other races, and 4.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.14% of the population.

There were 1,709 households out of which 50.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.20.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.9% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,022, and the median income for a family was $25,481. Males had a median income of $19,004 versus $18,854 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,475. About 33.2% of families and 38.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.3% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

In August 2014 during 2012–14 North American drought, East Porterville was experiencing "Exceptional"[6] drought conditions,[7] as was the entirety of Tulare County. The Fresno Bee reported that close to 1000 homes were without water due to a declining water table and dependence on shallow wells.[8]Although scores of people had been calling public agencies such as the county, the next-door city of Porterville, and the local water district to report dry wells, authorities has not realized the extent of the problem since the agencies did not track private wells.[9]

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, East Porterville is in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Andy Vidak, and the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican Devon Mathis.[10]

In the United States House of Representatives, East Porterville is in California's 23rd congressional district, represented by Republican Kevin McCarthy[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California's 23rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - East Porterville CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Drought Monitor Classification Scheme". University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ University of Nebraska-Lincoln "U.S. Drought Monitor results for August 19th 2014". Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lewis Griswold (August 22, 2014). "Volunteers deliver bottled water to drought-stricken community". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Marcum, Diana (September 18, 2014). "'HI, DO YOU HAVE WATER?' IN A CENTRAL CALIF. TOWN, ANSWER IS OFTEN NO.". Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ "Statewide Database". Regents of the University of California. Retrieved March 30, 2015.